Episode 402 – Jeepers Creepers

The music of Harry Warren is the sole feature on this show – he wrote some of the finest music in Hollywood and will forever be associated with master choreographer Busby Berkeley.

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Music Played

’42nd Street’ MedleyLyn LarsenShea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, New York

4/28 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts (MCI-110)1993
September In The RainBuddy ColeBuddy Cole Studio, Hollywood CA

3/27 Wurlitzer-Morton
Warner Bros. Records (WS 1557)1964
Jeepers CreepersArnold LoxamTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grosvenor Records1991
You’ll Never KnowGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
Remember Me?Sidney TorchGaumont State, Kilburn

4/16 Wurlitzer
Piping Hot (PH2007)2001
I Know WhySimon GledhillOriental Theatre, Milwaukee WI

4/39 Kimbal
Simon Gledhill & Kimbal Theatre Organ Society (KTOS339)2000
Chattanooga Choo ChooLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
Tonawanda Sound (TWS 1000)1972

Episode 391 – A Perfect Party

If Damon was left to arrange the music for an end of year party, this is what you might expect to hear! Enjoy the celebrations with this extended hour long show!

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Music Played

Thunder And Lightning PolkaErnest BroadbentTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Columbia/EMI Records (SCX 6410)1970
I Cover The Waterfront (Version 1)Bryan RodwellParamount/Odeon Leeds

3/19 Wurlitzer
Musiqua2015
Let’s Face The Music And DanceGeorge WrightGeorge Wright Studio Organ, Leslie Factory, Pasadena CA

3/27 Wurlitzer
Essential Records (ERS-01W)1971
I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)Dan BellomyParamount Brooklyn NY

4/26 Wurlitzer
Cambria Master Recordings (CD-1108)1997
Bi Mir Bist Du SchoenChris McPheeOrion Centre, Sydney

3/17 Wurlitzer
Chris McPhee (CMCD002)1995
Moonlight SerenadeWalt StronyCapri Theatre, Adelaide

4/29 Wurlitzer
Walter Strony Productions1996
String Of PearlsLew WilliamsOrgan Stop Pizza, Pheonix AZ

4/29 Wurlitzer
Organ Stop Pizza (OSP 106)1979
Old Cape CodBill VlasakParamount Music Palace, Indianapolis IN

4/42 Wurlitzer
WJV Productions,Inc (WJVCD-107)1996
MemoryLyn LarsenNethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, Los Angeles CA

4/36 Wurlitzer
Musical Contrasts Inc (MCI-108)
Can This Be LoveJim RiggsGranada Theatre, Kansas City KS

3/21 Barton
RTR Productions (RTC105CD)1991
Anaconda SambaLen RawleConcerthall and Auditorium, Middelburg

3/11 Compton
NOF Production2006
If Love Were AllSimon GledhillJohn Dickinson High School, Wilmington DE

3/66 Kimball
DTOS & Simon Gledhill (DTOS366P)1996
BrazilRichard HillsDolby House, Holbeach

3/19 Compton
Cinema Organ Society (COS 127)2000
In The Still Of The Night/Easy To Love/Ev’ry Time We Say GoodbyeRobert WolfeThursford Collection, Fakenham

3/19 Wurlitzer
Wolfe Productions (WPCD 17)2011
Jive: Nagasaki/Sweet Georgia BrownPhil KelsallTower Ballroom, Blackpool

3/14 Wurlitzer
Grasmere Records (GRALP 18)1987

Episode 379 – Star Organist Showcase

On this weeks show we don’t have one star organist, but many! Damon looks back over the special programs he’s recorded and has picked a few tracks that either weren’t broadcast or we haven’t heard since they were!

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Music Played

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/I’m Beginning To See The LightLen RawleTonawanda, Chorleywood

4/24 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2014
My RomanceDavid LobbanTown Hall Ossett

3/13 Compton-Christie
TOEnc Recording2015
Punch And Judy PolkaTrevor BolshawCongregational Church, Beer

2/6 Wurlizter
TOEnc Recording2018
Without A SongKeith BeckinghamNeuadd Pendre, Tywyn

Hammond Organ
TOEnc Recording2018
1960’s Selection: Side Saddle/Here, There and Everywhere/Help/A Hard Days Night/Yesterday/China Tea/Roulette/Enjoy YourselfNicholas MartinVictoria Hall, Saltaire

3/11 Wurlitzer
TOEnc Recording2017

Episode 278 – Rawle on the Isle

It’s star organist time and this month we traveled across water to the Isle Of Man and the Marine Villa Arcade with its wonderful 2/10 Wurlitzer. Len Rawle is responsible for the organs maintenance and his talents of getting so much form a small number of ranks makes him the ideal person to demonstrate his baby!

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Music Played

Curtain Up

The Very Though Of You (Gerald Shaw, DMC Archive 1961)

Concerto Pour La Fin D’um Amour (Concerto For The End Of Love)

Don’t Rain On My Parade

Eleanora

Begin The Beguine

Blue Moon

March: Berliner Luft

All tracks (except*) played by Len Rawle on the 2/10 Wurlitzer in the Marine Villa Arcade, Douglas, Isle of Mann. Recorded by Damon Cox using Sontronics STC-1S microphones, recorded with Zoom F8 Recorder and mixed with Adobe Audition. Thanks to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast and for being so accommodating! Organ tuned and maintained by Len Rawle assisted by Judith Rawle

Episode 177 – Rawle Visits the Earl’s

This weeks show Damon drops by and visits the newest Home Wurlitzer Installation – This being in the home of Barry Earl in Leighton Buzzard. This fine 3 manual Wurlitzer sounds great in his music room and who better to show off what a home Wurlitzer can do than Len Rawle. So sit back and enjoy!

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Music played

Happy Days Are Here Again

Begin The Beguine

Fools Rush In

Rhythm

Schindler’s List Theme

The Laughing Samba

Memory

I Won’t Dance

That’s All

There’s No Business like Show Business

All tracks played by Len Rawle on the 3/15 Wurlitzer in the Residence of Barry Earl. Recorded by Damon Cox on a Zoom H2N. Thanks to Barry and to Len for giving permission for this to be broadcast.

Episode 110 – Highlights From The Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competion

This week the team feature highlights from the Young Theatre Organist Of The Year Competition with a slightly extended show! The Competition took place in November at the Brentford Musical Museum. On the show we feature Winner Declan Poole, and runners up Jamyma-May Hanson and Lewis Scott. We also feature last Years Winner Thomas Pickering and Judge Len Rawle.

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Music played

Len Rawle – Day Tripper – TWS 1997

Thomas Pickering – Granada

Lewis Scott – The Way You Look Tonight

Lewis Scott – The Dam Busters March

Jamyma-May Hanson – ’42nd Street’ Selection: Dames/Shuffle Off To Buffalo/Lullaby Of Broadway/Shadow Waltz/42nd Street

Declan Poole – ‘Anything Goes’ Selection: Anything Goes/I Get A Kick Out Of You/Its De-Lovely/Anything Goes

Everything except the Len Rawle track is copyright to DMCD Recordings 2015. Thanks to ATOS London Chapter and to Michael Wooldridge for letting us record the show. Also thanks to Richard Cole and Owen Cooper of the musical museum for keeping this fine Wurlitzer in tip top condition! Photo Copyright: Keith Reeve

Episode 34 – A Visit To Tonawanda, Chorleywood

On this weeks special extended show Damon takes a trip to Len Rawle’s house in Chorleywood to talk about his 4 manual Wurlitzer and to hear Len at the console.

DC and LR

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Music Played

Sandy MacPherson  – Happy Days Are Here Again– Private Recording

Len Rawle – Jazz Pizzicato – DMCD 2014

Sandy Macpheson – Here Comes The Sun/Keep Your Sunny Side Up – Private Recording

Jesse Crawford – A Broken Rosary – Masters Of The Wurlitzer 2011

Len Rawle – Quando, Quando, Quando – TWS 1976

Len Rawle – That’s The Way We Were – DMCD 2014

Len Rawle – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/I’m Beginning To See The Light – DMCD 2014

Len Rawle – That’s Life – DMCD 2014

Len Rawle – Music – DMCD 2014

Len Rawle & Donald MacKenzie – Happy Days Are Here Again – DMCD 2014

Episode 29 – Opera House Highlights

The latest episode can be downloaded now! – Featuring Highlights from the recent Blackpool Opera House Concert with Len Rawle and Cameron Lloyd. Recorded with permission by Steve Tovey.

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Len and Cameron

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Music Played

Len Rawle – Everything’s Coming Up In Roses/Here’s That Rainy/Varsity Drag/That’s A Plenty/You Were Meant For Me/Geanine I Dream Of Lilac Time/Ho Down

Cameron Lloyd – I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside/Imperial Echoes/I Kiss Your Hand Madame/Around The World/Whispering/Somebody Stole My Gal